What does the word repartee mean?

Usage examples for repartee

  1. She had turned upon him swiftly with an outflash of the playful daring which had been one of his major fetterings in time past- the ecstatic little charm that goes with quick repartee and instant and sympathetic apprehension. – The Grafters by Francis Lynde
  2. He seemed always in good spirits, and held his own in the jests and repartee that flew about. – Anne Of The Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  3. " I understand," said Mr. Forbes; " you mean bright at repartee and quick- witted." – Two Little Women on a Holiday by Carolyn Wells